Kenan Research Center: Into the Stacks

2023 Phoenix Flies

Public Programs

Saturday, Mar 4 @ 3pm

Atlanta History Center is excited to be a sponsor and Preservation Partner of Atlanta Preservation Center’s 20th annual award-winning Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites, March 4 through March 26, 2023. The three-week event celebrating Atlanta’s cultural and historic resources will showcase over 50 participating Preservation Partners offering close to 100 separate events, including guided walking tours of historic neighborhoods and districts, cemeteries, parks, gardens, and battlefields; lectures on history, historic preservation and rehabilitation, and photography; and open houses and tours at house museums, churches, history centers/libraries, and community landmarks.

While Kenan Research Center is free and open to the public by appointment, our storage areas (stacks) are not often seen by the public. This tour, guided by the Collections Manager, will go into the stacks where we will talk about what, why, and how we collect, as well as the measures of preventive conservation that we take to ensure that the materials in our stewardship are around for generations to come. We’ll also see some staff favorites, as we talk about the conservation, preservation, and digitization of archival materials, and how to adapt what we do to your own archival treasures at home.

Tour is limited to 15 people. Check in at security desk of McElreath Hall 10 minutes prior to tour time.

This tour is free, however,  registration is required.

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